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March 2017

In this issue

Feb 20, 2017
San Antonio's Pearl district shines in the heart of Texas
Marcie Good

At Cured, a much-lauded restaurant in the Pearl district of San Antonio (pictured above), the hostesses fill water jugs at stainless-steel sinks that brewery workers used for decades as hand-washing stations (pictured below). They’re among many artifacts preserved and given new life in the historic Pearl, which was the south-central Texan city’s largest brewery for most of the 20th century.

Feb 16, 2017
Vancouver's bike economy: the hottest thing on two wheels
Jacob Parry

The proliferation of green-painted bike lanes around downtown Vancouver may be the surest sign of the power of the local cycling lobby, but behind store windows and in offices and garages, another revolution is underway. As residents ride their bicycles more—trips climbed 32 per cent from 2014 to 2015, according to the city’s 2015 Transportation Panel Survey—an assortment of frame-makers...

Feb 16, 2017
DIY Management: How to show a beloved employee the door without rattling the team
Felicity Stone

Sometimes even a popular employee has to be let go. Debby Carreau, founder and CEO of Inspired HR, a consulting firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, and Shawnee Love, president of Kelowna’s Love HR Inc., discuss how to avoid resentment from the departing worker and their ex-teammates. 1. Treat the exiting team member with respect Instead of grabbing their keys and...

Feb 16, 2017
Watercooler: What the Airbnb controversy tells us about people young and older
Steve Burgess

Airbnb—does it contribute to the economic well-being of society? Or does it make our cities less livable? A recent Mustel Group poll of Vancouver citizens commissioned by BCBusiness offers one perspective. Does Adam Smith offer another? Smith—perhaps you’ve heard of him—suggested that the common good was best advanced by a person pursuing only private gain. “He generally, indeed, neither intends to...

Feb 14, 2017
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle this month
Felicity Stone

BOOZE/ Vancouver’s Odd Society Spirits micro-distillery released its first single malt whisky last December, followed by a second offering in March. The Batch #1 Single Malt Whisky was distilled from B.C.-grown malted barley and matured in oak barrels for three years. BIKES/ A female-focused cycling boutique has rolled into Vancouver. Liv Vancouver, on West 4th Avenue, sells bicycles, clothing and accessories...

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